Portage la Prairie Mission
56 Royal Road North
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1V1
Ph: (204) 857-7778
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Chamber News:

The Chamber is now accepting nominations for the Best Business and Community Volunteers Awards.

Do you know an individual or
business that has made exceptional
contributions to our community?
Recognize them by nominating them for an award.

Community Volunteer Awards

Citizen of the Year

Sportsperson of the Year

Art/Cultural Person of the Year

Youth Volunteer of the Year

Thank you to the 2015 Community
Volunteer Award Sponsor:

Portage Credit Union


Best Business Awards:

Outstanding Small Business

Outstanding Medium Business

Outstanding Not-for-profit

Long Term Acheivement Business

Outstanding Contribution to the Community by a Business

Outstanding Contribution to the Community by a Business Executive


Thank you to the 2015 Best Business Award Sponsors:
Austin Credit Union
Portage Mutual Insurance
Christianson TDS

Best Business Nomination 2015.pdf

Community Volunteer Awards 2015.pdf



For more information or to nominate someone, call or e-mail the Chamber.

Deadline for nominations, September 4th, 2015


 Guest Speaker:
Lindy Norris
Lindy is a marketer, entrepreneur, speaker and writer focused on growing business and helping leaders realize potential. As Director of Business Development and Marketing with Pitblado Law, and also Principal of LNC (strategic advisory) she provides strategy, brand, business development, and marketing insight to improve business performance.

Named one of Marketing Magazine's 30 Under 30, she's a proud Canadian hailing from the prairies, blending passion, entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and business acumen in every challenge. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, completed Balanced Scorecard seminars through James. W. Burns Executive Education Centre, and is currently completing an MBA.

She founded and currently lead Athena Leadership (a nonprofit women's leadership development forum) which has since established its annual summer fundraising event in support of the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship, and regularly contribute to academic, nonprofit, and industry groups.

Lindy Norris


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2015 Annual Report here
 Annual Report 2015.pdf

New Mission and Vision








Thank you to everyone who joined us at the
3rd UnGALa to celebrate
International Women's Day!

 Congratulations to our first ever
Woman Of Distinction award winner:
Mrs. Janet Shindle


(L-R) Cindy McDonald, Executive Director - Portage Chamber, Elicia Funk, Executive Director - PCRC, Janet Shindle, Joyce Schrader, Executive Director-Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre












Mission Possibilities

The Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation and the
Portage Chamber of Commerce partnered together to launch “Mission Possibilities.”
On September 10, 2014, 9 members of our community received a top secret package,
including a video and $100. They were challenged to take the $100 dollars
and make a positive change in our community, but with a deadline of only 30 days!

Here are what our Agents of Change accomplished.

Alana Bolton: Set up a compliment booth in Portage Collegiate Institute.

85 students exchanged compliments, received a flower and a photograph memento.
$100 encouraged kindness, built self- confidence and 85 students felt great about their day.

Alana has been invited to set up a compliment booth at another school.

Guy Moffat: Using community connections more than doubled his original $100. He was able to donate $225 to two committees, Parks and Active Transportation.

Lindsey Jordan: Used $100 to host a community clean-up and food drive for the Salvation Army.

Not only did $100 improve the appearance of the neighbourhood, it also brought in105 lbs. of food for the food bank.

Jeff Dubois:  Used his initial $100 to launch a “trade-up” campaign. After he was finished trading, Jeff managed to turn his $100 into $500 of grocery certificates. He used those help three schools and two organizations; resulting in 400 nutritious school snacks, 30 meals for seniors and food for 15-20 families that use the food bank.

Kirsten Trimble: Organized a Halloween costume drive for children, called Costumes for a Cause. Kirsten and her friends collected 88 costumes, plus accessories that were distributed to children in Portage. They are planning to do it again next year. Kirsten wants Portage to be a community that all children have fond memories of.

Nathan Weselake:  Created the Shalom Award. Two students, one from Portage Collegiate and one from Westpark will receive $1000 each for embodying the spirit of the word Shalom; “The way things ought to be.” Nathan used $100 as a catalyst for conversations with local businesses so that the Shalom Award will continue on.

Stacy Turner: Used her $100 to buy baking supplies for her cubs. The cubs baked cookies which they sold to their families to raise more money for their projects. The cubs were able to build two benches that they donated, paint playground equipment, purchase food for the Salvation Army food bank while learning how to give back to their community.

Tyler Dunn: Created a Facebook page challenging people in Portage to give their best My Portage message and used the $100 as a prize. Tyler used social media to promote and encourage positive attitudes for our city.

Ember Rodgers: Used the $100 to establish the first ever “Proud to be a Portager Colour Run”.

By colouring cornstarch and organizing this event, Ember with her partners not only raised $1040 which she donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters, but highlighted why Portage is a great place to live.


With their creative thinking and hard work, these 9 individuals surpassed all expectations.


Mission Accomplished






























The Portage Chamber of Commerce encourages all Portage residents
to unite as a community by combining our greatest resources-
local customers and local small businesses

Portage la Prairie- live here, spend here!






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